Unsteady skin friction experimentation in a large diameter pipe

A.E. Vardy, A. Bergant, S. He, C. Ariyaratne, T. Koppel, I. Annus, A.S. Tijsseling, Q. Hou

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Experimental data for the validation of theoretical models of unsteady skin friction are limited and are available only for a few low Reynolds number flow cases. There is a strong need for detailed measurements in flows at high Reynolds numbers. In addition, there is a need for a wider range of well-controlled acceleration/deceleration rates and detailed visualization of flow structure and profiles. To address these needs, a large-scale pipeline apparatus at Deltares, Delft, The Netherlands, has been used for unsteady skin friction experiments including acceleration, deceleration and acoustic resonance tests. The apparatus consists of a constant head tank, a horizontal 200 mm diameter pipe of changeable length (44 to 49 metres) and a control valve at the downstream end. In addition to standard instrumentation, two distinctive instruments have been used: hot-film wall shear stress sensors ("direct" measurement of wall shear stress) and a PIV set-up for measurement of unsteady flow profiles. This paper describes the test rig, the instrumentation layout and the test programme. Finally, some initial test results are presented and discussed.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings 3rd IAHR International Meeting of the Workgroup on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems (Brno, Czech Republic, October 14-16, 2009)
RedacteurenR. Rudolf
Pagina'sPaper P10-593/602
StatusGepubliceerd - 2009

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